By Hussain Zaidi;Jane Borges;Vishal Bharadwaj
Smuggling, gun-running, medicinal drugs, terrorism for plenty of a long time, Mumbai has lived below the shadow of the Underworld. Dawood Ibrahim, Karim Lala, Varadara- jan Mudaliar: those are names that any Indian may understand. Analysed in print, immortalised on movie, their lives, their gangs, More...their 'businesses' are in the market for somebody who wishes the knowledge. yet there were girls, too, who've been a part of this murky facet of the town, strolling at the side of, occasionally prime and manipulating males within the Underworld to run their very own unlawful companies. the following, for the 1st time, crime newshounds S. Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges discover the lives of a few of those ladies, and the way, in chilly blood, they have been capable of make their method up in what was once definitely a man's global. From Kamathipura to Dongri, from assassins to molls, this can be a assortment that tells the tales of girls who've develop into legend in Mumbai's streets, lanes and back-alleys. Absorbingly instructed, impeccably researched, Mafia Queens of Mumbai unearths an aspect of Mumbai's Underworld that hasn't ever been obvious earlier than.
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Your job will be to sell this concentrated liquor. ’ Jenabai was still unconvinced. ‘How much will I make ... ’ ‘That depends on how much you sell. ’ Jenabai thought about it for some time, balancing the pros and cons in her head. ’ she asked. Vardha smirked, ‘Don’t worry about that. ’ Finally, Jenabai’s face lit up and her jawline stretched as she broke into a cunning smile. With Vardha’s help, Jenabai got into the bootlegging business in the early 1960s. Her Maharashtrian neighbour, Vicky bhai, soon went on to become her sidekick and financial manager in the trade.
The rare book that, like Mafia Queens, peels back Mumbai s thin veneer of civilization isn’t merely sensational; it’s essential to completing the portrait of a corrupt city’ – Mint ‘Zaidi has managed to be both a reporter and a raconteur in his stories about the underworld. ’ – Deccan Herald ‘... ’ – Sunday Guardian ‘... H. 5), Raghava Nagar, New Timber Yard Layout, Bangalore 560 026 Survey No. A-9, II Floor, Moula Ali Industrial Area, Moula Ali, Hyderabad 500 040 23/181, Anand Nagar, Nehru Road, Santacruz East, Mumbai 400 055 4322/3, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi 110 002 First published in India in TRANQUEBAR by westland ltd 2011 Copyright © S.
Dawood stood there; he was sweating profusely. Without saying a word, he entered the room with a familiarity that revealed how often he visited her home. He went towards the sink and rinsed his face. Jenabai, meanwhile, made a conscious attempt to compose herself. ’ she asked, referring to the sullen look on Dawood’s face. ‘Don’t ask. Just one of those usual fights but the man is badly hurt,’ he said. ‘Whom did you beat up? she asked. ‘Maasi, it was that notorious Hamid Chuha from Manish Market.